I am fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors and those close to retirement age. We must keep our promises made to seniors and protect these vital programs. In my first year in Congress, I worked to successfully extend Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program, which provides low-income seniors with affordable prescription drugs, for ten years.
I’m also working to hold criminals accountable who target seniors and scam members of our community. Time and again, I hear from seniors across Southeast Wisconsin who have received fraudulent robocalls or been a victim of online scams. I’ve helped pass legislation to deter scammers, held forums for seniors to learn best practices to identify scams, and introduced legislation to hold criminal scammers accountable and enhance penalties on criminals who aim to do our seniors harm.
As the coronavirus spread, I urged the State of Wisconsin to protect our most at risk, including prioritizing vaccine distribution to our seniors.
More on Seniors
Policymakers said the U.S. needs to do more to help older Americans reenter the labor force or transition to new careers as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, speaking at The Hill’s “Back to Work: Helping the Long Term Unemployed” event Tuesday, said that older workers are often “overlooked.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) joined CBS 58 last night to discuss recent reports that the State of Wisconsin underreported nearly 1,000 COVID deaths in long-term care facilities. This news follows Steil’s efforts to investigate the coronavirus outbreak and deaths at the state-run Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove.
In this time of crisis, criminal scammers are preying on our emotions.
I am fighting to hold these criminals accountable.
During this time, I want you to make sure you have the tips to avoid scammers. At the same time, I am fighting to keep these criminals accountable.
Here’s the problem.
Criminals are taking advantage of this unprecedented situation.
They are using this pandemic to exploit our friends, family, and neighbors.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil is working to protect seniors from criminal scammers preying upon our emotions during the coronavirus crisis. Steil introduced H.R. 7002, the Stop Coronavirus Scams Act. Steil’s bill enhances penalties on criminals who knowingly traffic counterfeit drugs, mislabeled masks, and other false products during the coronavirus crisis.
For Gloria Cottingham, of Kenosha, the Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention Workshop held by Congressman Bryan Steil at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Tuesday came at the perfect time.
“I need some help,” Cottingham told Steil. “Someone called me yesterday to say they could lower my interest rate. I gave them some information.”
Cottingham, one of nearly 200 seniors from Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to attend the workship, said she believed the caller was a legitimate representative from a credit card services department.
WASHINGTON — Republican and Democrat House of Representatives members from Wisconsin, including U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, a Janesville Republican, are banning together to advocate for Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program.
On March 25, the bipartisan state delegation in the House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar asking for a “long-term extension” to the program that was scheduled to expire on March 31.